Community Spirit

Frozen in Time Exhibit

Frozen in Time Exhibit

Frozen in Time Art exhibit is now showing at the L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon Street in Lewiston.  This exhibit runs until May 28, 2011

For more information, call (207) 782-7228. http://www.laarts.org/visual/gallery-5.htm

 

58th Annual Kora Shrine Circus

The 58th Annual Two Ring Kora Shrine Circus is coming to Lewiston at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2011.  Ticket prices:  Reserved - $12.00, Adults - $10.00 and children under 12 - $5.00.  All proceeds benefit the Kora Shriners.  For more information visit our website www.korashriners.org or call Kora Shrine Center at 1-800-782-KORA.

Third Grade Lisbon & Wiscasset Students Conduct Video Conference

Third Grade Lisbon & Wiscasset Students Conduct Video Conference

Lisbon – Generations of children, past and present, have made friends through pen pals.  Some friendships last a lifetime even though some pals never get the chance to actually meet each other.  On Wednesday, March 30 pen pals at Lisbon Community School (LCS) and Wiscasset Primary School (WPS), had the opportunity to meet each other without a bus trip or a carpool.  Thanks to a video conference provided by the technology personnel at both schools, students were able to meet each other via the Internet.  Third grade LCS students in Sue Hardison’s class and WPS teacher Karen Erdmann’s students have been co-teaching communication skills with their students since the beginning of the school year by writing letters to each other.  “Students were thrilled to use their letting writing skills with kids their own age and everyone looked forward to receiving mail,” shares Hardison.  “Integrating the video conference component was a natural extension for content l

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Festival coming to Lost Valley

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Festival coming to Lost Valley

The second annual Breast Fest is coming to Lost Valley Ski Area May 20-22 and it will be even bigger and better than last year.

Three days, twelve bands, a motorcycle run through the Western Mountains of Maine, and a Sunday Jazz brunch.

All proceeds go to Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, helping people in Maine diagnosed with breast cancer.

 For more information contact: Dave Provencher at electromechanical2020@yahoo.com
 
                                                                               

Public Baked Bean Supper - Gray

A public Baked Bean Supper will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 5:00pm at the First Congregational Church, Route 115 in Gray, Maine.  Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts will be available.  Adults $7.00, children under 12 $3.00.  Handicapped accessible.  For more information, contact 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

 

Taping a new Around Town blog promo

Spent an hour or so with Joe & Nathan from WCSH6 taping the new promo for the Around Town blogs. You might even see me taping this bit in the finished product!

Baxter Brewing Holds Free Tasting in Portland

Baxter Brewing Holds Free Tasting in Portland

Back in December, I was one of the privileged few who got to taste the first public batches of beer from Lewiston's own Baxter Brewing Company. Now you can get a free taste of the newest Maine brewery's offerings too. Just head down to Downeast Beverage on Commercial St. in Portland on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5pm - 8pm.

*UPDATE: The tasting at Downeast Beverage scheduled for Thursday March 31 has been postponed. Here is the statement from Baxter Brewing's Facebook Page: "Unfortunately our tasting at Downeast Beverage tomorrow had to be postponed (date TBD). We'll keep you posted and are sorry for the inconvenience!"

And, for my first post here on Around Town, I thought I'd share a post I wrote after that December tasting, posted on Part Time Vagabond.